Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
most powerful media empire was in the hot seat today. but rupert murdoch didn't take the blame for rupert murdoch's phone hacking scandal. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: rupert murdock is defending his blown empire but 2 1/2 hours into questioning he had to defend himself. a man lunged at him with a plateful of foam. his wife jumped to his rescue before the police arrested the protestor. earlier his son james apologized for phone hacking at the family's "news of the world" newspaper. >> it's a matter of great regret. >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> mr. murdoch do you accept ultimately you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: murdoch employees are accused of tapping the voicemails of murder victims, politicians, even the families of 9/11 victims. former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks also took the hot seat and chose her words carefully. she is already under police investigation.
Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: it seemed like a good idea at the time. >> rupert murdoch's news corp. because it for $580 million. they sold it for $35 million. >> reporter: that's a 94% loss. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a user of the space back in the day. >> when you go to myspace, i put all the music and stuff on there. >> reporter: it's still used by musicians. kind of. do you still use it? >> i still sometimes. i still post stuff on it, gigs, music, video. but i'm not sure about the traffic. >> reporter: it's been cut by half and then some from its peak of 70 million users to 30 million. myspace was the new big thing back when murdoch bought it in 2005. but two years ago, facebook overtook it and now has three- quarters of a billion users and one report says it could be worth $100 billion by next year. and then what? is there something new that no one has even thought of before that's going to come along and make facebook the new myspace? >> anything is possible. >> reporter: two guys at a san francisco dinner party came up with youtube and two years later it was sold for $1.6 billion! there's twitte
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
wherever the evidence leads. they should investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: rupert murdoch, his son james and murdoch's former british ceo rebekah brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: police have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the investigation but no one has been charged with any crime yet. tina kraus, cbs news, london. >>> speaking of hacking, the majority of parents admit to doing something like it to their children. according to a recent survey conducted by an internet security firm, 55% of u.s. parents use facebook to spy on their children. a similar survey in the uk found that some parents even make fake profiles to do that. >>> it's a tough job but somebody has to do it. >> i want to get them. >> meet one city's secret weapon in the war against gophers. the trick she us